Kincaid, John K.

Born: 1808-06-30 Kentucky

Died: 1887-02-16 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

A carpenter by trade, Kincaid settled in Illinois in 1832. By 1834, Kincaid had joined the newly established North Sangamon Presbyterian Church in what is now Menard County, where he served as elder and church clerk. In March 1836, he married Vienna Williams, with whom he had fourteen children. In 1850, the Kincaid family was living in Menard County, where John was farming and claimed $5,000 worth of real property. By 1879, Kincaid owned over 600 acres of farmland in Illinois, in addition to nearly 700 acres in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 239-40, 335, 723; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 24 March 1836, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 292; Gravestone, Indian Point Cemetery, Athens, IL.